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Advising program brings mixed responses

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By Natalie Forster, Features Assignment Editor Many students question the caliber of our advising program at St. Bonaventure and if advisors should be matched with students based on student career plans. At minimum, students and advisors typically meet once a semester to be cleared for course registration. Depending on a student’s major, though, outside interactions…

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Glenn Miller arrives at the Quick Center

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By Natalie Forster, Features Assignment Editor The Glenn Miller Orchestra is not a typical orchestra. They perform swing music instead of the typical classics, playing selections from 27 songs. Glenn Miller, a late big-band musician, composed many of the songs during his career, yet there were still some well-recognized hits from the past, such as…

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Interest in advertising major grows

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By Natalie Forster, Features Assignment Editor The American Advertising Federation (AAF) is a current club and class that is offered at St. Bonaventure University, where students compete in the National Student Advertising Competition. St. Bonaventure has been involved for over 20 years with 30 students each year. They’ve made past advertisements for companies including JCPenney,…

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“Lady Bird” flies tired plot to new heights

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A 2018 Oscar nominee for Best Picture, Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” is a candid revitalization of an otherwise dead plotline: the overcooked coming-of-age story, all about boys and booze, with a few familial frustrations scattered throughout. Gerwig, the work’s screenwriter and director, is cunning in her approach – allowing a healthy dose of nostalgic clichés…

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“This Is Us” reveals inevitable death

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The long-anticipated momentteased since episode five of season one finally allowed fans to have closure this past Sunday. From that episode, viewers learned beloved husband and father, Jack Pearson, would not be joining the rest of his family in the present. Last season, viewers learned that at some inevitable point Jack’s presence would dwindle and…

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BonaResponds: then and now

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By Jim Mahar, Professor Columnist BonaResponds was founded in the weeks after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to help those in need after natural disasters. While BonaResponds evolved into new areas during the intervening years, helping people after natural disasters is still at the heart of everything we do.  Thus, when Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston…

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Recent Snapchat update enrages users

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Snap Inc. has recently caused worldwide speculation and commentary with the public release of its newest Snapchat update. The update contains an almost completely reconfigured system, removing and replacing some of the traditional designs the app has featured for over a decade. Stories are no longer ordered chronologically; they are now ranked based on interactions…

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Timberlake triumphs at Super Bowl LII

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By Natalie Forster, Features Assignment Editor Fans worldwide rushed to Minneapolis to watch Super Bowl LII between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots on Feb. 4. Not only did the Eagles prove themselves on Super Bowl Sunday, but so did halftime performer Justin Timberlake. Instead of having a big introduction before Timberlake’s performance,…

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Quick collaborates with middle school

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“The Colorful 8th Grade Minds” exhibition began as a pilot program when Nicole Missel, art teacher at Allegany-Limestone Middle School, approached Sean Conklin, assistant curator at the Quick Center for the Arts, asking about a collaboration between her students and the museum. Following the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts release in July…

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